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Tennessee Fascism

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On August 19, 2020
Of course the fascism coming out of the White House is replicated in the states, those good ol’ laboratories of democracy. TN will make it a felony to set up overnight protests at state Capitol. Use of violence to intimidate voters, child abuse, spousal abuse, sexual contact w/ minor by authority figure are misdemeanors. Is […]
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The Wages of Coal

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On November 9, 2018
Oh coal, you never have any downsides. A federal jury on Wednesday ruled a global contractor tasked with keeping disaster clean-up workers safe instead endangered them – some fatally. A jury in U.S. District Court spent five hours deliberating before returning a verdict Wednesday in favor of the hundreds of blue-collar laborers who say they […]
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On June 7, 1943, 16 black workers at Buckeye Cotton Oil Company in Memphis, a Proctor & Gamble owned operation, went on a wildcat strike in protest of continued workplace discrimination despite federal orders to integrate the defense industry, a sign of the poor enforcement of the Roosevelt administration anti-discrimination initiatives. Racism was as reflected […]
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Corker

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On September 26, 2017
I think the main significance of Bob Corker’s retirement is that any Republican who is not completely cynical or completely mouthbreathing may find it not really worth it to stick around anymore. On the other hand, the idea that someone like Corker, who is a real wingnut, became an Officially Respected Senator is a sign […]
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